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Small fish, big gains in Bangladesh

The consumption of small fish in Bangladesh is bringing big health gains to local people, thanks to a project supported by the United Nations.

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Jobless growth in India “worrying” for policy makers

The economic growth that India has experienced over the last ten years has, many would say, been impressive, but there are concerns that too few new jobs have been created to meet the needs of the country’s massive population of 800 million.

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Humanitarian crisis in Iraq declared highest of emergency by UN

The humanitarian crisis in Iraq has been declared by the United Nations as its highest level of emergency.

Attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) have forced thousands of people, mainly from minority groups to flee their homes.

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Irrigation projects help farmers in rural Tanzania

An irrigation development programme supported by the UN rural agency IFAD has helped change the lives of small scale farmers in rural Tanzania.

Single mother, Cecilia William, struggled for many years to grow enough to feed her family.

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Paternity rights recognise role of fathers as care-givers

The establishment of paternity rights for fathers across the world recognizes their central role as care-givers within families.

That’s according to the International Labour Organization.

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Senior UN official warns of famine in South Sudan

South Sudan will see famine this year or early next year if fighting between government and rebel forces doesn’t stop.

This warning has come from the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the new African country where thousands of people have been displaced by the conflict.

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International community urged to help avert humanitarian disaster in Somalia

The international community has been urged to act now to avert what has been described as “a looming humanitarian disaster” in Somalia.

The appeal has come from Bahame Tom Nyanduga, the new UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia.

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Young Syrian refugee girl in Jordan recovers from trauma

The conflict in Syria has caused Syrian boys and girls of all ages to suffer immensely, both physically and psychologically, a report by the UN Refugee agency has found.

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Entrepreneurship is a challenge for young people, says an expert

The International Labour Organization (ILO) says 72 million young people are looking for work around the world, 36 million in Asia and the Pacific alone.

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Youth Creating their Own Enterprises: "The Youth to Youth Fund”

Across the African continent, more than 15 million young people are unemployed, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

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